Video for new Y6 students produced by Senior Prefect Team

If your child currently attends Year 6 in a primary or junior school, you will need to make an application for admission to Year 7 in a secondary school, to start in September 2021.

In Hampshire residents should apply online (see details below).  If you do not wish to apply online, paper forms will be available from your child's primary school or the County Admissions Team on 0300-555-1377.  Completed forms should be returned to your child's primary school or directly to the County Admissions Team at the address provided on the form.  If you need help applying, please visit your child's primary school or call the Admissions Team. If you are resident outside Hampshire, you will need to apply for a place through your own Local Authority.

Timeline of application process for admission to Year 7 in September 2021

14 September 2020- online application system opens.  All information about applying for a place is available on the County website at, where you can also apply online.

31 October 2020 (by midnight) - Closing date for secondary school applications.

Parents resident in Hampshire (not including Portsmouth or Southampton) must submit their online form or return the paper form to a Hampshire County Council school by this date.

It is very important that your application is submitted by midnight on 31 October 2020. Every year children miss out on a place at their parents' preferred school because applications are submitted late.  Late applications will be considered after all on-time applications unless there are exceptional circumstances that warrant consideration.

6 January 2021 - Final date for changes to on-time applications

If you provide evidence to the Admissions Team of a significant change of circumstances (usually a change of address) you may make a change to an on-time application until this date.  Such evidence must be provided in writing.

1 March 2021 - Offer date for on-time applicants

On-time applicants will be able to log into the online system to view their application.  They will also receive notification by email.  Parents who submitted paper applications will be sent a letter by second class post on 1 March 2021.

10 March 2021

Waiting lists will be established for oversubscribed schools.  Any available places will be offered from the waiting list by the Admissions team.  Late applicants who applied before 1 March 2021 will be notified of the outcome of their application.

2 March - 31 August 2021

The Admissions team will continue to process and send outcomes for all late applications and make offers from waiting lists as places become available.

Liaison with Priestlands School, after allocation of places

Early in the summer term the Headteacher will write to all parents of Year 6 pupils who have been successful in their application to join Priestlands, to give further information on the transition process.  Parents may wish to note the following dates in their diaries:

 to be confirmed   8.45am - Intake Day for Year 6 pupils 
 to be confirmed   7.00pm - Intake Evening for Year 6 parents 
 to be confirmed   Inset Day 1 for Staff only
 to be confirmed   Inset Day 2 for Staff only
 to be confirmed   Year 7 start
 to be confirmed   Whole School start

Applying for Transport to School

Parents must apply for transport to school through the Hampshire online Transport Portal.  Please click on the following link which will take you to their website where you will find information on eligibility and the link to the application portal:

Admission Appeals

For information on the appeals timetable please click here.

September 2020 tours of the school

Sadly, due to the current restrictions, we are unable to offer any visits to the school.  This is because each year group is confined to one area of the school to keep them in a ‘bubble’.

During the summer we produced several videos aimed at the students who have just started Year 7, including a virtual tour of the school.  You may find these helpful and they can be found here: Year 6 transition